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  1. The Next Boat-----2020

    If these monos can look good, imagine 10 foot extra, foils and more speed! Going to be a great Americas up!
  2. VOR 2017-18

    Wow!! What a mess! Tienpont launches the Team, gets fired, Azkonobel appoints Brad Jackson as Skipper, now Tienpont is back as skipper!? https://www.sailingillustrated.com/single-post/2017/10/21/VOR-Breaking-News-Dutch-national-TV-says-Tienpont-has-won-the-arbitration-returning-to-Alicante-to-skipper-the-yacht-in-Leg-1-that-starts-Sunday
  3. Oracle Team USA

    Wait, so you want teams to invest in wings, and soft sail rigs? And here we were thinking they wanted to reduce costs!
  4. Oracle Team USA

    In all seriousness, who is going to compete in this series? I mean, the boats they are using, aren't even winning boats. The technology is clearly not as advanced as the Kiwi's technology, and the sailors are all runners-up in a competition where there is no second place. Without cyclors, X-box controllers, Pete Burling, Blair Tuke, and Glenn Ashby, that series will not be worth competing in.
  5. Oracle Team USA

    So Larry is basically going to bankroll every single team as well as the event? Why not put all that money into getting the Americas Cup back so his series can actually mean something? Guess he feels little old New Zealand is just too strong for him to compete against.
  6. The LV (not the AC) WS

    Because every other series started from a need, to fill a gap in the sailing market. Each series exists on its own merits, with its own spot in the market. If some AC50 series started, it would be started purely from a standpoint that Oracle lost the Americas Cup, and instead of competing to win it back, would rather start some kind of series using technology previously developed for the Americas Cup to compete against the Americas Cup. To survive, a series has to be started for the right reasons, not because teams who lost the Americas Cup want to keep doing Americas Cup things without actually being in the Americas Cup.
  7. Oracle Team USA

    So there's no Pete and Blair, because there's NO WAY Dalts will let them sail in anything Oracle are doing from now on. Spithill and Slingsby will be putting all their focus into an AC campaign, you can bet No one from Luna Rossa will be involved. So who's left? Dean Barker? Frank Cammas? What do they do with the boats? Adapt them all to incorporate Cyclors and X-box controllers and try and convince people they came up with the idea? Sounds very unconvincing
  8. Oracle Team USA

    Haha can you imagine the tagline! The AC50 World Series, the worlds second fastest boats, and the worlds second best sailors, where second place is the only option. lol
  9. Still a very interesting race. And no doubt the boats look great on camera.
  10. Team NZ

    I just don't see why everyone is making such a huge issue of a passing comment GD made in the protocol announcement press conference, which CLEARLY alluded to the fact that Italy was backup option given the highly unlikely scenario that some sort of natural disaster would prevent the event from being held in Auckland. It is always prudent if you are organising a global event, that you ensure you have a backup option - a plan B if you will. Somehow a highly unlikely scenario of a natural disaster preventing the Cup from being held in Auckland, has turned into a very likely scenario that for some ridiculous reason, the government/ Auckland City Council does not want to front up with cash/ support. This is an absolutely absurd scenario. It WILL happen. We just have to be patient. Once government has been established and decisions are made, it will all happen very quickly, because it has to. To suggest it won't happen in NZ for any other reason but natural disaster is ludacris.
  11. Team NZ

    No chance in hell of the Cup being defended in Italy. It amazes me how some people continuously try and keep the "Italy defense" theory relevant. It IS NOT relevant. Unless Armageddon strikes New Zealand in the next 3 to 4 year period, and Auckland is destroyed by some cataclysmic event, Tsunami, volcanic eruption or devastating earthquake, the Cup will be decided on the Hauraki Gulf in 2021. Gees guys, you really are some kind of pessimistic nervous wreck if you think otherwise. It will take destruction of Auckland on a scale not seen before to prevent Americas Cup Auckland 2021 from happening. So quit trying to keep this ridiculous "The Americas Cup will be defended in Italy" theory relevant.
  12. Oracle Team USA

    The Oracle cheating scandal still claiming victims? http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/10/13/volvo-ocean-race-simeon-tienpont-ousted-team-akzonobel/
  13. Team NZ

    No Kiwi fan really believes it is a possibility. None.
  14. Mono's can look every bit as exciting as Multi's. Speed is not essential.